• Dr. Joel K. CurĂ© did his radiology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire and fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York. His research interests include imaging of TMJ dysfunction, imaging of spinal cysts and applications of MRI CSF flow analysis. He has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters including the popular Amirsys publications. He is a reviewer for Radiology, AJR and AJNR. He is also popular among residents and has received numerous teaching awards in Radiology and Neurology.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Vision Loss As a Presenting Feature of Wernicke EncephalopathyJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  39:380-382. 2019
    2019 Drainage of the basal vein of Rosenthal into the confluence of sinusesAnatomy & cell biology.  52:214-216. 2019
    2018 Imaging of Inflammatory Disorders of Salivary GlandsNeuroimaging Clinics of North America.  28:255-272. 2018
    2018 Intracranial connections of the vertebral venous plexus: Anatomical study with application to neurosurgical and endovascular procedures at the craniocervical junctionOperative Neurosurgery.  14:51-57. 2018
    2017 Hippocampal dentation: Structural variation and its association with episodic memory in healthy adultsNeuropsychologia.  101:65-75. 2017
    2017 Enlargement of Meckel's cave in patients with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaksInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  7:421-424. 2017
    2017 Late-onset cerebral toxoplasmosis after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantationCase Reports and Clinical Practice Review.  18:246-250. 2017
    2017 Absent vascular signal on time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography due to recent ferumoxytol infusion 2017
    2016 Acute Isolated Central Facial Palsy as Manifestation of Middle Cerebral Artery IschemiaJournal of Neuroimaging.  26:499-502. 2016
    2016 An anatomic variant causing a previously unreported complication of transcutaneous treatment of trigeminal neuralgiaItalian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology.  121:179-183. 2016
    2015 Inaccurate Assessments of Anterior Cranial Base Malignancy Following Nasoseptal Flap ReconstructionSeminars in Neurosurgery.  76:385-389. 2015
    2015 Practical imaging of the parotid glandCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  44:167-192. 2015
    2014 Imaging of the temporomandibular joint: An update.World Journal of Radiology.  6:567-582. 2014
    2014 Transnasal endoscopic resection of a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor 2014
    2014 Contralateral brachial plexus palsy and Horner syndrome following vestibular schwannoma resection: A complication of patient positioningInterdisciplinary Neurosurgery.  1:35-37. 2014
    2014 Observer reliability of arteriovenous malformations grading scales using current imaging modalities: Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery.  120:1179-1187. 2014
    2014 Spontaneous sphenoid lateral recess cerebrospinal fluid leaks arise from intracranial hypertension, not Sternberg's canalInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  4:246-250. 2014
    2013 Evaluating hippocampal internal architecture on MRI: Inter-rater reliability of a proposed scoring systemJournal of epilepsy.  106:146-154. 2013
    2013 Computational fluid dynamic analysis of the posterior airway space after maxillomandibular advancement for obstructive sleep apnea syndromeJournal of oral surgery, anesthesia, and hospital dental service.  71:1397-1405. 2013
    2013 Timing and mechanism of ischemic stroke due to extracranial blunt traumatic cerebrovascular injury ; Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery.  118:397-404. 2013
    2012 Prognostic significance of thyroid or cricoid cartilage invasion in laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer treated with organ preserving strategiesRadiation Oncology.  7. 2012
    2012 Radiopaque jaw lesions: An approach to the differential diagnosis 2012
    2012 Radiation necrosis in the brain: Imaging features and differentiation from tumor recurrence 2012
    2012 Primary central nervous system angiosarcoma: Two case reportsJournal of Medical Case Reports.  6. 2012
    2012 Cerebrospinal fluid volume replacement following large endoscopic anterior cranial base resectionInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.  2:217-221. 2012
    2012 An aberrant cerebellar artery originating from the internal carotid artery 2012
    2011 How Can We Diagnose and Treat Osteomyelitis of the Jaws as Early as Possible?Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America.  23:557-567. 2011
    2011 The oblique occipital sinus: A review of anatomy and imaging characteristics 2011
    2011 Endoscopic resection of intracranial dermoid cystsJournal of Laryngology and Otology.  125:423-427. 2011
    2011 Persistent fetal intracranial arteries: A comprehensive review of anatomical and clinical significance: A reviewJournal of Neurosurgery.  114:1127-1134. 2011
    2011 Imaging of petrous apex lesions: Self-assessment moduleAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  196. 2011
    2011 Petrous apex lesions: Pictorial reviewAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  196. 2011
    2011 Toluene optic neurotoxicity: Magnetic resonance imaging and pathologic featuresHuman Pathology.  42:295-298. 2011
    2010 Clinico-Pathologic Conference: Case 3Head and Neck Pathology.  4:339-342. 2010
    2010 Diffusion tensor imaging in hypertrophic olivary degenerationAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  31:1729-1731. 2010
    2010 JC virus infection of the brainAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  31:1564-1576. 2010
    2010 ReplyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  31. 2010
    2010 Imaging manifestations of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathyClinical Radiology.  65:431-439. 2010
    2010 Pneumocele of the frontal sinus producing orbital roof defect: case report and review of literature 2010
    2010 A compartment-based approach for the imaging evaluation of tinnitusAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  31:211-218. 2010
    2010 Central variant of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus: New associations?Lupus.  19:225-226. 2010
    2010 Tuberous sclerosis with multiple intracranial aneurysms: Atypical tuberous sclerosis diagnosed in adult due to third nerve palsyActa Neurologica Belgica.  110:89-92. 2010
    2009 Sternberg's canal: Fact or fiction? 2009
    2009 CT imaging of head and neck lupus panniculitisAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  30:1131-1133. 2009
    2009 Cerebral blindnessInternational Ophthalmology Clinics.  49:15-25. 2009
    2009 Diagnostic techniques in neurovascular disordersInternational Ophthalmology Clinics.  49:103-118. 2009
    2009 Correlation of MR imaging findings and clinical manifestations in neurosarcoidosisAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  30:953-961. 2009
    2009 Condylar jugular diverticulum 2009
    2008 Management of intracranial aneurysm causing a third cranial nerve palsy: MRA, CTA or DSA?Seminars in Ophthalmology.  23:143-150. 2008
    2008 Midline Nasal Masses of Early Childhood: Embryologic Basis 2008
    2008 Vascular lesions of the temporal bone 2008
    2007 Prolonged status migrainosus complicated by cerebellar infarctionHeadache.  47:1091-1092. 2007
    2007 NeurocysticercosisHeadache.  47:717-718. 2007
    2007 Three-Dimensional Changes in Upper Airways of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Following Maxillomandibular AdvancementJournal of oral surgery, anesthesia, and hospital dental service.  65:6-12. 2007
    2006 Imaging and clinical characteristics of temporal bone meningiomaAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  27:2204-2209. 2006
    2006 Sturge-Weber syndrome variant with atypical intracranial findings: Case reportJournal of Child Neurology.  21:155-157. 2006
    2006 Radiographic predictors of neurocognitive functioning in pediatric sickle cell diseaseJournal of Child Neurology.  21:37-44. 2006
    2004 Can in vivo assessment of tissue hemodynamics with dynamic contrast-enhanced CT be used in the diagnosis of tumors and monitoring of cancer therapy outcomes?Radiology.  232:631-632. 2004
    2004 Magnetic resonance angiography in children with sickle cell disease and abnormal transcranial Doppler ultrasonography findings enrolled in the STOP studyBlood.  103:2822-2826. 2004
    2002 Diagnostic imagingOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America.  35:1317-1363. 2002
    2002 Moyamoya syndrome in childhood sickle cell disease: A predictive factor for recurrent cerebrovascular eventsBlood.  99:3144-3150. 2002
    2002 Diagnostic imagingOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America.  35:239-253. 2002
    2002 Low-grade osteosarcoma of the jawAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology.  6:373-377. 2002
    2001 Imaging of vascular lesions of the head and neckFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.  9:525-549. 2001
    2001 Cervical spinal cord compression and the Hoffmann sign.The Iowa orthopaedic journal.  21:49-52. 2001
    2000 Moyamoya collaterals are associated with high risk of recurrent cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) on transfusion after a strokeBlood.  96. 2000
    2000 Cranial MR imaging of osteopetrosisAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  21:1110-1115. 2000
    2000 Lovastatin therapy for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy: Clinical and biochemical observations on 12 patientsMolecular Genetics and Metabolism.  69:312-322. 2000
    2000 Neurotologic complications associated with deployment of airbags 2000
    2000 Vascular compression of the rostral ventrolateral medulla in sympathetic mediated essential hypertensionHypertension.  36:78-82. 2000
    1998 Neurologic outcomes in children with post-pump choreoathetosisJournal of Pediatrics.  132:162-164. 1998
    1998 Radiological Case of the Month 1998
    1998 Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell AnemiaContemporary Clinical Trials.  19:110-129. 1998
    1998 Untethered filum terminale presenting as cauda equina lesionPediatric Neurosurgery.  28:191-194. 1998
    1997 Symptomatic spinal calcinosis in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)Arthritis and Rheumatism.  40:1892-1895. 1997
    1997 Cystlike white matter lesions in tuberous sclerosisAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  18:1367-1373. 1997
    1997 Retropharyngeal pseudomeningocele after atlanto-occipital dislocation: Report of two casesNeurosurgery.  40:1288-1291. 1997
    1997 Paraplegia due to ossification of ligamenta flava in X-linked hypophosphatemia: A case reportSpine.  22:710-715. 1997
    1997 Spinal epidural hematoma detected by lumbar epidural punctureAnesthesia and Analgesia.  84:1136-1139. 1997
    1996 MR of nasolabial cystsAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  17:585-588. 1996
    1996 Neurologic complications following bone marrow transplantation for sickle cell diseaseBone Marrow Transplantation.  17:405-407. 1996
    1996 Developmental neural abnormalities and seizures in epidermal nevus syndromeDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology.  38:716-723. 1996
    1996 Petrous carotid canal stenosis in malignant osteopetrosis: CT documentation with MR angiographic correlationRadiology.  199:415-421. 1996
    1995 Long-term treatment of osteopetrosis with recombinant human interferon gammaNew England Journal of Medicine.  332:1594-1599. 1995
    1995 General case of the day. Myxoid chondrosarcoma of the cavernous sinus. 1995
    1995 MR of cystic aberrant cervical thymusAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  16:1124-1127. 1995
    1995 Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients With Low-Tension GlaucomaJAMA Ophthalmology.  113:168-172. 1995
    1995 Neonatal Hemangiomatosis Associated With Brachial Plexus PalsyJournal of Child Neurology.  10:411-413. 1995
    1995 Nonneoplastic intracranial cysts and cystic lesionsSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI.  16:186-211. 1995
    1995 Progressive venous occlusion in a neonate with Sturge-Weber syndrome: Demonstration with MR venographyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  16:1539-1542. 1995
    1994 Congenital and acquired abnormalities of the dural venous sinusesSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI.  15:520-539. 1994
    1994 Normal and variant anatomy of the dural venous sinusesSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI.  15:499-519. 1994
    1993 Iniencephaly: 3D-computed tomography imaging 1993
    1993 Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord: MR findingsAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  14:1224-1227. 1993
    1992 Encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis and the Proteus syndrome: Distinct entities with overlapping manifestationsAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.  43:662-668. 1992
    1991 Dynamic stereotactic radiosurgery using a linear acceleratorSouthern Medical Journal.  84:1327-1333. 1991
    1991 MR imaging in cryptococcal spondylitisAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  12:1111-1112. 1991
    1990 Auditory dysfunction caused by multiple sclerosis: Detection with MR imagingAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  11:817-820. 1990
    1990 Variables that affect the expansion rate and outcome of small abdominal aortic aneurysmsJournal of Vascular Surgery.  11:260-269. 1990


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    2011 Anatomy of the Brain's Arterial Supply.  26-44. 2011

    Education And Training

  • Berkshire Medical Center, Internship
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Residency
  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts System : Medical Center at Worcester 1984
  • Full Name

  • Joel Cure